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When to drink my AHA Beer
« on: July 20, 2011, 05:37:40 AM »
Holding on to the Double Black IPA from Stone, as its the only beer UPS didn't "lose" on the way back from San Diego.  Mainly because I carried it myself.  I was wondering how long I should hold off...

waiting for the 'drink it fresh' folks to chime in.  :)
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Re: When to drink my AHA Beer
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 06:21:33 AM »
Holding on to the Double Black IPA from Stone, as its the only beer UPS didn't "lose" on the way back from San Diego.  Mainly because I carried it myself.  I was wondering how long I should hold off...

waiting for the 'drink it fresh' folks to chime in.  :)

Looks like that is also the 15th anniversary beer, so assuming you can buy Stone in your area, you *could* go buy a few when it comes out in August and have that one now and lay a few down for later on.

The only beers I like to age are Old Ales and RIS (maybe a few others - I have 12 lambic 750s aging right now) , so I guess I'm one of those "drink it fresh folks" - I prefer Bigfoot fresh actually  :o
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Re: When to drink my AHA Beer
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 08:24:56 AM »
I actually popped mine a couple weeks back at a tasting with some other folks.  No one cared for it very much.  Maybe it would get better with age...who knows.
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Re: When to drink my AHA Beer
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 08:51:54 AM »
How can something be "double black"?
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Re: When to drink my AHA Beer
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 09:05:33 AM »
How can something be "double black"?

Think in terms of a black double IPA.....
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Re: When to drink my AHA Beer
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 10:05:38 AM »
How can something be "double black"?

The same way Stone's RIS is an Imperial Russian Stout  ;)
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Re: When to drink my AHA Beer
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 10:42:27 AM »
How can something be "double black"?

The same way Stone's RIS is an Imperial Russian Stout  ;)

That I can understand, the emperor of Russia has to drink too.
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Re: When to drink my AHA Beer
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 08:44:56 AM »
I assumed that the first black in the double canceled the pale,

but what do I know
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Re: When to drink my AHA Beer
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 09:37:40 AM »
I thought is was good but a little on the sweet side. I think a little more attenuation and some age will do it justice, and make it a great beer.

I'll look for more in August.
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